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New Bond continuation author Jeffery Deaver on CWA Dagger award shortlist

27-May-2010 • Literary

Stieg Larsson, R J Ellory and the new James Bond continuation author Jeffery Deaver are among those shortlisted for this year's Crime Writers Association (CWA) Daggers - reports the Bookseller.

The shortlist was announced on Friday (21st May) at CrimeFest in Bristol. The winners will be revealed at an event staged as part of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate, on 23rd July.

CWA chair Tom Harper said: "Our shortlists this year reflect the extraordinary breadth and quality of modern crime writing. Whether you like it long or short, fact or fiction, around the corner or on the far side of the world – these awards recognise the best of the genre, from established masters to tomorrow’s bestsellers."

The categories cover five areas. Larsson has been nominated for the International Dagger, which offers prize money of £1,000 for the author and £500 for the translator.

Five of the shortlisted six stories in the short story category come from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira). The prize money for this award is £500. The Dagger in the Library award is nominated and judged by librarians and awarded to an author for a body of work, not one single title. This prize awards £1,500.

The Debut Dagger is a new-writing competition open to anyone writing in the English language who has not yet had a novel published commercially. Finally the The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction sees titles on subjects such as The Omagh Bombing and Bonnie & Clyde.

The full shortlists are as follows.

The International Dagger

Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista, translated by Emily Read (Bitter Lemon Press)
August Heat by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Picador)
Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland (MacLehose Press)
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers (Hodder and Stoughton)
The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin, translated by Marlaine Delargy (Doubleday)

Short Story Dagger

A Calculated Risk by Sean Chercover from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira)
The Weapon by Jeffrey Deaver from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira)
Can You Help Me Out There by Robert Ferrigno from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira)
Boldt's Broken Angel by Ridley Pearson from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira)
Like a Virgin by Peter Robinson from The Price of Love (Hodder and Stoughton)
Killing Time by Jon Land from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira)
Protecting the Innocent by Simon Wood from Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler (Mira)

CWA Dagger in the Library

Simon Beckett (Bantam)
R J Ellory (Orion)
Ariana Franklin (Random House)
Mo Hayder (Bantam)
Denise Mina (Transworld)
Chris Simms (Orion)

CWA Debut Dagger

All the Precious Things by Jan Napiorkowski (UK)
A Murder in Mumbles by Rick DeMille (USA)
A Place of Dying by Patrick Eden (UK)
Case No 1 by Sandra Graham (Australia)
Chinese Whispers by Alan Carter (Australia)
In the Lion’s Throat by Bob Marriott (New Zealand)
Legacy by Rebecca Brodie (UK)
Lockdown by Danielle Ramsay (UK)
Pretty Preeti by Stephanie Light (India)
Safe Harbour by Rosemary McCracken (Canada)
The Beggar’s Opera by Peggy Blair (Canada)
The Chameleon Factor by Kathleen Stewart (Australia)

The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction

Major Farran’s Hat by David Cesarani (Heinemann)
Killing Time by David R. Dow (Heinemann)
Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing & the Families’ Pursuit of Justice by Ruth Dudley Edwards (Harvill Secker)
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie & Clyde by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
Defending the Guilty by Alex McBride (Penguin/Viking)
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi (Virgin/Random House)

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